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Camping in Waterton

I just got back from Camping in Waterton Lakes National Park. It’s about as far South as you can go in Alberta. From our home in Edmonton it took about 5-6 hours to drive there.

Because I wanted to bring our bicycles with us, we took my boyfriend’s truck instead of my car. He doesn’t do well at staying awake during long trips and because it was my idea to go there, I was in charge of most of the driving. It was my first time driving the truck and it went fairly well. But I must say I much rather drive my car. There was one or two scary moments, one being where I cut off an 18-wheeler. But nothing major.

The first two days of the trip were windy and rainy. There were two or three deer that came and visited our campsite each day we were there. There were lots of warnings saying not to get too close because they can attack, but they seemed pretty tame. We also saw three bears during our stay in the park, thankfully never too close. I was actually hoping to see more but it was still pretty neat.

We got out and did some hiking despite the rain. On the third day it was sunny so we brought out the bikes, but for some reason about 5 minutes into the ride I felt sick and had to stop. All in all, it was a pretty fun trip. But I don’t think we will go again because it’s a long drive and we didn’t find as much to do as we were hoping.

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

Yesterday I took the train down to Churchill Square to watch some street performers. It was a little hotter than I would have liked which cut my visit shorter than it would have been otherwise. One thing I did not like, which I’m not sure is new this year or not, was they only had one performer going at a time. It would have been nice if they had two or three stages with someone performing at all times. That way you could find a seat and stay there all day while watching a rotation of performers. That is something that can be done at the Fringe festival (coming up later this year).

Other than the heat and having to get up and move to a new area of the square every half hour, I enjoyed my time watching the acts. Here are some photos and a video of my time downtown:

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